Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Law, Revised.


Lucifer watched as Abraham led the village elders in another stoning. There was a long line of condemned – he estimated it was one in five of the villagers.

“Isn’t this a bit excessive?” he asked. “There’ll be no Israelites left in Laverstone at all at this rate.”

“It is God’s Law,” said Michael. He scooped up a handful of sand and let it run through his fingers. “Each of them owe their lives to the Lord. This is just him collecting early.”

“It just seems a bit cruel.” Michael edged along the bench and Lucifer sat. He pointed to the next in line. The man, dressed in a scuffed and torn dinner jacket, was openly weeping. “What’s he done then? Adultery? Blasphemy? Homosexuality?”

Michael glanced up. “He ate lobster,” he said. “He has eaten of abominations.”

“A Lobster?” Lucifer threw up his hands. “What happened to ‘all living creatures shall be yours to do with as you please’?”

“Genesis was revised in Leviticus,” said Michael. “11-12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.”

“Really?” Lucifer patted his stomach. “I glad I skipped the calamari then.”


“Damned right.” Michael grinned. “Have a rock. Double points if you hit his head.”

3 comments:

aims said...

Lucifer probably has perfect aim -doesn't he?

Leatherdykeuk said...

Are you perfect?

aims said...

:0)

Now that could be taken how many ways??